Sutton-upon-Derwent, St. Michael and All Angels.

St. Michael and All Angels church in Sutton-upon-Derwent typifies architectural development in the early English church building. One of the most exciting things to do on a visit to an old church is to trace the development of architectural styles through the ages by attempting to read and make sense of the building's stone fabric … Continue reading Sutton-upon-Derwent, St. Michael and All Angels.

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A Saxon North: The Nunburnholme Cross

In the quiet, East Riding countryside some 3 miles east of the market town of Pocklington is the small village of Nunburnholme. The community here is a number of pretty cottages and farm houses built along two lanes (Church Lane and Butt Lane) whose junction marks the village center. At the time of writing I've … Continue reading A Saxon North: The Nunburnholme Cross

A Saxon North: Durham Cathedral and Open Treasure

Early one October morning a couple of weeks ago I was sat at the table over a cup of tea, as I often do, thinking about the day ahead that I had off from work. It was a pretty miserable day. Overcast and forgettable. I couldn't think of something new to do or somewhere new … Continue reading A Saxon North: Durham Cathedral and Open Treasure

A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn

As I begin to further explore the surviving early art and architecture of the North, I'm starting to feel like I am beginning to properly experience the area's Scandinavian heritage. Particularly in parts of North Yorkshire; especially in its churches and church-yards. Driving, cycling and walking on different trips across areas where I've been to … Continue reading A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn